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EXHIBITION
Treasures of the ANU Archives
Friday, 6 June 2014 - Tuesday, 30 September 2014
R.G. Menzies Building (#2), Fellows Road, ANU
The Treasures of the ANU Archives exhibition will highlight historic documents, photographs, maps, and film from the ANU Archives extensive collection including the University's own archives, and the Noel Butlin Archives Centre.
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Summer Research Scholarships and Internships
Friday, 1 August 2014 - Sunday, 31 August 2014
ANU Summer Research Scholarship and Summer Research Internships. This is an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate and honours students to gain research insights and work with academics who are leaders in their field. Applications open 1 August and close 31 August.
CONFERENCE
Call for Papers - Taiwan: View from the South
Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - Monday, 1 September 2014
The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU
The Australian Centre on China in the World invites submissions for an international conference on all aspects of the study of Taiwan to take place in its award-winning new building. The conference aims to bring together scholars from Taiwan and around the world to discuss research on Taiwan, pre-historically, historically and in the contemporary world, as well as from all disciplinary backgrounds.
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2014 Lions Oratory Competition
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - Friday, 12 September 2014
Entries now open. Can you talk your way to $2,000 cash? Represent your College at the 2014 Lions Oratory Competition and pit your oratory skills against fellow students in the public speaking arena.
EXHIBITION
COLOUR MUSIC exhibition
Thursday, 14 August 2014 - Sunday, 28 September 2014
Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, ANU
COLOUR MUSIC brings together the work of visual artists who speculate on connections between pictorial form and pitch, harmony, movement and musical notation. Synaesthetic ideas join music and the visual arts in a correspondence of colour and form.
EXHIBITION
Articulate Objects - Janet DeBoos
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - Saturday, 13 September 2014
ANU School of Art Gallery, Ellery Crescent, ANU
Janet DeBoos has an intelligent, continually questioning approach to her work, and that combined with her dedication to ceramics and the skills developed through repetition via her much loved domestic ware, results in works of thoughtfulness and substance.
PUBLIC LECTURE
Art Forum: Elisabeth Holder
Friday, 22 August 2014 - Thursday, 28 August 2014
School of Art lecture theatre
Elisabeth Holder trained as a goldsmith and studied at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences from1974 until 1978. In 1980 she completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art in London, where she was awarded an M.A. From 1980 to 1988 she worked as a freelancer in London and also held a number of lecturing and teaching posts, including on at the Royal College of Art. In 1988 she was appointed Professor for Jewellery and Contextual Art at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Science. She works as an artist and engages in a variety of project-based activities.
CONFERENCE
The strategic Corporal re-visited: Challenges for combatants in twenty-first century warfare
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - Friday, 29 August 2014
ANU Commons, Corner Barry Drive & Marcus Clarke St, Acton, Canberra
In August 1914, millions of troops mobilized at the start of what has become known as the First World War. It is estimated that over the four years of that war 10 million military personnel were killed (and as many as seven million civilians).
WORKSHOP
We are all made of stars: Establishing equity and diversity within Australian astronomy
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - Friday, 29 August 2014
University House, ANU
This year's Astronomical Society of Australia Women in Astronomy Workshop will explore gender diversity, LGBTIQ and cultural background. The workshop will include talks by experts, professional training sessions, and breakout sessions that explore real life situations. The event will finish with a panel discussion on how to bring about meaningful change.
PUBLIC LECTURE
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, in conversation with Virginia Haussegger
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Auditorium China in the World Building (188) Fellows Lane, ANU
Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women in conversation with Ms Virginia Haussegger, ABC broadcast journalist and author.
WORKSHOP
Biography Workshop
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Seminar Room A, Coombs Building
'The biographer's contract - and the biographer's dilemma'. Dr Stark will examine ethical challenges in researching and composing biography, illustrated by his experiences in writing a life of Russell Braddon, and his recent book on novelist and traveller Anthony Trollope's visit to Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s (The First Celebrity: Anthony Trollope's Australian Odyssey, Lansdown, 2014).
PUBLIC LECTURE
Making more with less - how do we feed the world as the population soars?
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Theatre, lower ground floor, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra, ACT 2600
ABC 666's Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three eminent experts (The Hon John Kerin AM, Professor Catherine Bertini and Dr Elizabeth Finkel) on one of the great challenges of our time: As the global population explodes, how do we feed ourselves and the world?
PUBLIC LECTURE
Poverty in Asia: a deeper look
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU
Can we hope for an Asia free of poverty by 2020? In this public seminar, Dr Guangua Wan from the ADB will discuss what we need to consider to reduce reduce inequality and vulnerability in Asia.
SEMINAR
Scale, Uncertainty and Agency: Adaptation pathways in Colorado Public land management
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fenner Seminar Room, Frank Fenner Building 141
Climate adaptation fundamentally challenges current ways of thinking, planning and acting in environmental management. While public land managers across the US grapple with mandates to 'integrate adaptation' into their decisions, very little is known about how land managers and users conceptualise adaptation and the challenges it presents to local decisions, economies and landscapes. This presentation will discuss case study research in Grand County, Colorado that examined how residents and land managers perceive adaptation in the context of environmental change and uncertainty. We used a novel, iterative scenario building methodology to engage research participants in a conversation about local landscape change in their region. We found that past experiences of environmental change enabled residents to envisage a high capacity to respond to future change.
SEMINAR
The 'nexus' between food, energy and water security
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Miller Theatre, Level 1, Old Canberra House, Building 73, Lennox Crossing, ANU
This presentation will give an overview of the increasing challenges related to water and energy use and the implications for food security.
SEMINAR
D. H. Lawrence, Zane Grey and the Idea of North-West Western Australia
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg 14, ANU
Presented as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series D. H. Lawrence's The Boy in the Bush (1924) and Zane Grey's The Great Trek (1999), first published in a shorter form as Wilderness Trek (1944), depict young men undertaking regenerative quests in the Australian bush. Both novels conclude in the northern regions of Western Australia, The Boy in the vicinity of the semi-arid Pilbara, and The Great Trek further north, in the dry tropic Kimberleys. For both authors, remote areas of Western Australia function as sites of redemption and renewal, yet neither Lawrence nor Grey travelled within thousands kilometres of these still sparsely populated and isolated regions during their visits to Australia. Lawrence and Grey are not usually spoken of in the same breath, but this paper explores some surprising similarities, as well as significant differences in the respective visions contained in the two novels, including the evocations of male friendship, marriage and the Australian Aborigine.
SEMINAR
ANU Music Research Seminar - 'The developing voice'
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
School of Music, Building 100, Level 5, Lecture Theatre 3
ANU Music Research Seminar - 'The developing voice'.
SEMINAR
The lost beginning of Suetonius' Julius Caesar
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Centre for Classical Studies, AD Hope Bldg 14, ANU
It is generally accepted that the beginning of Suetonius' Julius Caesar is missing. The recovery of the introduction to the Life (and possibly to the series) would not only fill in gaps about Julius Caesar, but it might also clarify the purpose of the first rubric in most of the Lives, the family tree. In 1606, Philemon Holland wrote a supplementary section to replace the missing part when he translated De Vita Caesarum into English. It had previously been attempted in Latin by Juan Luis Vives and Laevinus Torrentius, but the possible structure and contents of this section appear not to have been given much thought since then.
PUBLIC LECTURE
International students as foreign relations: a research agenda in the context of Colombo Plans old and new
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Common Room, University House, Balmain Crescent, ANU
When Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launched the New Colombo Plan in December 2013, she said she hoped that Australian tertiary students would come to see a period of study at an Asian university as 'a rite of passage' associated with their transition to adulthood.
PUBLIC LECTURE
Art Forum: Jeff Zimmer
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
School of Art lecture theatre
2014 Stephen Procter Fellow Jeff Zimmer creates multi-layered paintings from sheets of flat glass. Characterized by a palpable sense of space and depth, his work is an exploration of issues surrounding certainty, doubt, guilt and innocence, and the beauty in ambiguity and enigma. It is political but not polemical, and provokes a meditative and sensual experience of light. Zimmer's current work uses landscape and metaphor to explore whitewashed memories and pasts, the disconnect between action and consequence, and the implications of borders and boundaries.
THEATRE
Bruce Hall Presents: The Physicists
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - Saturday, 30 August 2014
ANU Arts Lab
Bruce Hall Play is proud to present (drum roll please) THE PHYSICISTS by Friedrich Durrenmatt!! Prepare yourselves for some satire, a few thoughts about humanity and a few twists and turns along the way..


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Treasures of the ANU Archives
Friday, 6 June 2014 - Tuesday, 30 September 2014  more»
2014 Lions Oratory Competition
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - Friday, 12 September 2014  more»
Articulate Objects - Janet DeBoos
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - Saturday, 13 September 2014  more»
We are all made of stars: Establishing equity and diversity within Australian astronomy
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - Friday, 29 August 2014  more»
Making more with less - how do we feed the world as the population soars?
Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  more»
ANU Film Group Robin Williams tribute screening
Sunday, 31 August 2014 at 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM  more»
ANU/Canberra Times meet the author series with Paul Kelly
Wednesday, 3 September 2014 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  more»
Beyond Earth: Space industry and innovation
Thursday, 4 September 2014 at 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM  more»
ANU/Canberra Times meet the author with Gareth Evans
Tuesday, 9 September 2014 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  more»
The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  more»
 
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